Continuing Education Required: Opioids

Continuing Education Required: Opioids

Beginning in 2019, dentists who prescribe opioids during the previous biennium renewal period are required to complete a minimum of one hour of continuing education in the subject of opioids.  The training shall include the following:

  • Guidelines for prescribing opioids, including recommendations on limitations of dosages and the length of prescriptions;
  • Risk factors for abuse; and
  • Non-opioid and non-pharmacologic therapy options.

The continuing education course in opioids may be counted towards the renewal requirement of 30 hours of continuing education.  In the event the course does not cover the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain, the licensee shall read the guideline prior to license renewal.


Approved Opioid Courses

Institute for Natural Resources
"Opioids & Marijuana: Managing the Nationwide Emergency": 6 hours CE
Approved by the Iowa Dental Board: 9/28/2018

American Dental Association (ADA)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
"Improving Opioid Prescribing (Webinar)": 1 hour CE
Approved by the Iowa Dental Board: 11/16/2018

Please note: The ADA has indicated that they will not issue a certificate of completion for this webinar.  For the purposes of documentation, please print off this certificate of completion after finishing the course and keep it with your records.

Impact Dental Training
"Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Dentistry": 1 hour CE
"Overview of Opioids in Dentistry": 2 hours CE
Approved by the Iowa Dental Board: 1/29/2019

Iowa Dental Association
May 2019 Meeting
"The Prescription Opioid Crisis: Impact on Dental Pain Management"
Presented by: Karen Baker, B.S., M.S.
Approved by the Iowa Dental Board: 4/5/2019

College of Diplomates of the ABPD
"Acute Pain Management During an Opioid Abuse Epidemic"
Presented by: Paul A. Moore, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Approved by the Iowa Dental Board: 4/5/2019

University of Iowa College of Dentistry
The Prescription Opioid Crisis: Impact on Dental Pain Management
Presented by: Karen Baker, B.S., M.S.
Approved by the Iowa Dental Board: 4/5/2019

The Opioid Response Network in Conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health
"Implementing the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids" (Live webinar, see date/time listed below.)
Presented by: Dr. Raymond Dionne
Date: July 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Licensees who need to review the guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain may do so here.


Last updated: 6/10/2019

 

 

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